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Survey: 76% of Gen Zers Reports Experiencing Financial Stress

In conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, a new survey from Greenlight highlights financial stress and other money matters among those of different generations. About the survey: Greenlight recently surveyed 2,310 Americans ranging from ages 10 to 59 and asked them about their financial wellness. Specifically, the survey broke respondents into general groups, including Gen Alpha kids (10 to 13-year-olds), Gen Z teens (14 to 19), Millennial parents with Gen Alpha...
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JetBlue Adds Peak Season Pricing for Checked Bag Fees

JetBlue has introduced a new factor to its check baggage fees: peak season pricing. About the new policy: Recently, JetBlue updated its checked baggage policies to include demand-based pricing. Specifically, the cost to check a bag on the airline will now vary based on whether the travel dates are Off-Peak or Peak. For the latter, a $5 premium will apply to the first bag while a second carries a $10...
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United Airlines Introduced Mileage Pooling Option

United Airlines has launched a new feature that could help friends and families maximize their miles. About the new feature: This week, United unveiled a new miles pooling option. Now, MileagePlus members can invite other members to contribute miles to a joint account. Each pool can have up to five members (one leader and four others). While pool leaders must be 18 years old or older, other participants can be...
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Pepper Rewards Announces Upcoming Gift Card Bonus Offers

The gift card rebate app Pepper has announced a slate of upcoming offers — in addition to their everyday rewards. About Pepper's current and upcoming offers: In celebration of March Madness (and beyond), Pepper Rewards is offering special limited-time discounts on gift cards from select brands. These particular deals are instant savings, meaning that users can essentially purchase discounted gift cards. For example, a current Jersey Mike's promotion will allow...
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CFPB Finalizes Rule to Cap Credit Card Late Fees at $8

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced that a new rule will soon limit the amount that large credit card issuers will be able to charge for late fees. About the new rule: This week, the CFPB announced that it had finalized a rule regarding credit card late fees. Under this rule, issuers that have 1 million or more open accounts will only be able to charge a maximum...
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Reddit Announces Plans to Allow Redditors to Buy Its IPO Stock

Reddit has revealed more details about its planned initial public offering (IPO), including offering shares to users. About the IPO details: In an S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Reddit laid out some details about its IPO plans. As part of this, the site notes that it intends to allow Redditors (a nickname for users) to purchase shares at IPO prices. Specifically, the company says it intends...
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American Airlines Announces Checked Baggage Fee Hikes

A major domestic airline recently announced increased baggage fees for customers. About AA's new baggage policies: American Airlines is increasing its checked bag fees in a few ways. Now, customers on domestic flights (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rice, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) will need to pay $35 for their first checked bag when booked online or $40 if purchased at the airport. A second checked bag for these flights...
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Survey: 80% of Americans Regret Their Financial Choices

With layoffs recently impacting the tech, media, and other sectors, a new survey from Quicken looks at whether workers are prepared for such changes and how Americans feel about their financial decisions. About the survey: Quicken's survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that 80% had regrets about their financial choices. Specifically, the biggest regret respondents voiced was not maintaining a large enough emergency fund. Nearly half (48%) of...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...

FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...